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Military Plates

You may use Form MV-37 to apply for these military plates. The following license plates are available:

Disabled Veteran

You must submit a statement from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs certifying that you are a war time disabled veteran who: 1) is entitled to compensation for the loss of use of one or both legs or arms, or 2) has a permanent impairment of vision in both eyes to a degree as to constitute virtual blindness and is entitled to a special monthly statutory award by reason thereof, or 3) you are a SC veteran classified as totally and permanently disabled due to service-connected disabilities as determined from the medical records on file with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Two plates may be issued per applicant and a surviving spouse may maintain the license plate until remarried. The plate is free of charge.

Medal of Honor

Applicant must present a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs certifying that he/she is a recipient of the Medal of Honor. Two plates may be issued per applicant. This plate is free of charge.

National Guard

The National Guard plate is available to members of the Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Retired National Guard or State National Guard. When you apply for this plate, DMV will provide a label, which should be placed in top blue area of the plate, that reflects guard status. You must present a military I.D. that reflects either current or retired status. Only three plates may be issued per applicant. The fee for this plate is the regular registration fee.

Pearl Harbor Survivor

All applications must be verified by the South Carolina Chairman of Pearl Harbor Survivors. Vehicles must be registered in the Pearl Harbor Survivor recipient's name. Only one plate may be issued per recipient. The fee is a one-time fee of $30.00 plus the registration fee.

Prisoner of War

Applicants require a statement from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs certifying that he/she is a prisoner of war in WW1, WW2, Korean Conflict or Vietnam Conflict. Only two plates may be issued per applicant. This plate is free of charge.

Purple Heart

Applicants must submit Form DD-214, Purple Heart Citation or letter from the Regional Veterans Administration certifying that the applicant is a recipient of the Purple Heart. Only two plates may be issued per applicant. The fee is the regular registration fee.

U.S. Armed Forces Retired

Applicant must provide a Form DD-214, Retirement Order, copy of military I.D. reflecting retired status or other verification that applicant is a retired member of the U.S. Armed Forces. Only two plates may be issued per applicant. The fee is $30.00 plus the registration fee.

U.S. Military Reserve

The commanding officer must certify on the application that he/she is an active member and is currently serving in the U.S. Military Reserve. The fee for the plate is $30.00 plus the registration fee.

Marine Corps League Plate

Applicants must present a Marine Corps League membership card to apply for this plate.The fee for this plate is $30.00 in addition to the regular vehicle registration fee